Holly Francois was elated to win her first major title in the Will Rogers when she took out the limited Non Pro Final at the 2017 NCHA Super Stakes.
Holly, from Murchison, Tx, rode Smart Dual Kat and marked a 217.5, more than 2 points ahead of the field.
Holly, who is married to professional trainer Lee Francois, won more than $11,000, taking her lifetime earnings to $132,000.
She told CHTO’s Simone Cobb she only just purchased the horse before the event and also made the Non Pro finals on it.
Dual Smart Kat is a Dual Smart Rey out of Puddykat.
Becky Galyean on Smooth Little Linda won Reserve with a 215 and Charles Israel came third aboard Twisted Metal marking 213.5.